Welcome to Outdoor Schools

Whether you’re part of an infant, primary or secondary school, a nursery or a playgroup, children can be more active, attentive and engaged in learning when it takes place using the outdoor environment. All areas of the curriculum can be delivered using the outdoors, children offered regular outdoor learning opportunities often become active participants in their own learning and take ‘ownership’ of their own local natural environments. If you’re interested in professional training to help improve your Outdoor Learning Skills find out more about how our Accredited courses can help you do this – click on the courses tab above.

Using the outdoors for teaching, learning and play helps children to adopt positive life long learning skills, taking the emphasis away from education happening only in the classroom. If you’re interested in Forest School Training go to www.cambiumsustainable.co.uk for further information. If you’re looking for equipment that you can use outdoors please have a browse of our on-line shop www.cambiumsustainable.co.uk/shop

This website is aimed at:

  • Helping you to use your grounds for as wide a range of teaching, learning and play opportunities as possible.
  • Enabling young people to re-engage with their local natural environments for the mutual benefit of both.
  • Helping you to use your local environment to the full to cover the curriculum / desired learning outcomes.
  • Direct you to Continuing Professional Development courses so that you can improve both your own delivery and the grounds you work with
  • Help you to make outdoor learning opportunities part of your school or nurseries strategy and ethos
  • Provide signposts and links to further information to help you on your own learning journey.

“We are proud to be members of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC). We support the aims of CLOtC as we too believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience the world beyond the classroom walls as an essential part of learning and development”

www.lotcqualitybadge.org.uk